Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How not surprising at all

All the places that oppose sex education and make it more difficult to have contraceptives...as well as those places with the shittiest schools -- have the highest teen pregnancy rate.
Mississippi has the highest teen birthrate in the nation while New Hampshire has the lowest, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, following up on a report that found the incidence of pregnancy among U.S. teens was falling. Mississippi reported 55 births per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 19 in 2010, more than 60 percent above the U.S. average, according to state data released on Tuesday. New Hampshire's rate was less half the national average at 15.7 births for the same age group. Teen birth rates were higher in the South and Southwest and lower in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, the CDC said, noting that Hispanics and blacks had the highest teen birth rates.
On the heels of yesterday's unsurprising news that conservatism comes from a predominance of "low-level" thinking, we have an idea what nether-regions these thoughts go to.


Montag said...

Will be interesting to watch NH's rate now that its legislature has adopted some of the same abstinence rules (via law allowing parental veto of curriculum) applied in stupider states.

Air Max 90 said...


pansypoo said...

the teabags will have caused a ripple in more ways than 1.